Thanks to Seinfeld, we all know what a “close talker” is.
I had something a little different the other night. A guy and his wife came in with another couple and while I was seating them, the guy got really close to me and tried to whisper something about a gift certificate. Except he wasn’t trying to whisper it in my ear, he was trying to whisper it in my MOUTH.
I admit I only took basic anatomy in school, but I think people hear with their EARS. I don’t remember ever learning about listening devices in my mouth. I know about lip reading, but I don’t think my tonsils are very good at it.
I did pretty much the same thing Kramer did in the video clip and told the guy I would get a manager to take care of it. Then I ran like hell.
Dude. Personal space. Observe it.